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Disharmonic Orchestra


Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

2.14 | 2 ratings

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2 stars "Disharmonic Orchestra / Pungent Stench" is a split EP release featuring the two Austrian grincore/ death metal acts Disharmonic Orchestra and Pungent Stench. Pungent Stench side of the split contains 5 tracks while Disharmonic Orchestraīs side of the split contains 7 tracks. The split was released through Nuclear Blast Records.

The music style that the two bands play on this EP is a far cry from the experimental/ avant garde metal of later releases by Disharmonic Orchestra and the Mentors influenced splatter/ gore deathīnīRoll of later releases by Pungent Stench (songtitles like "Klyster Boogie" and "Splatterday Night Fever" from the later part of Pungent Stench discography says it all now donīt they?). Both bands play simple grindcore/death metal on this split release and while that style isnīt necessarily the most interesting thing in my world (unless itīs something really special) the music does have a certain primitive charm to it that I enjoy. Growling vocals, blasting drums and fast played hardcore influenced guitar and bass riffs is the order of the day. There isnīt much difference between the sound of the two acts but if I have to chose Iīll say that I find Pungent Stench output to be the most interesting part of the split. The sound quality is better on the Pungent Stench material too.

All in all this is a rather rare release if you find it in one of the limited coloured vinyl versions (500 in green vinyl, 250 in yellow vinyl and 250 in Orange vinyl). The quality of the release isnīt that high though and IMO this is mostly a fan item. Itīs not really poor but not that exciting either. A 2 star rating is warranted.

UMUR | 2/5 |


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